Global Patent Index - EP 1083827 A1

EP 1083827 A1 2001-03-21 - TISSUE OPENING LOCATOR AND EVERTER AND METHOD

Title (en)

TISSUE OPENING LOCATOR AND EVERTER AND METHOD

Title (de)

VERFAHREN UND VORRICHTUNG ZUM WAHRNEHMEN EINER GEWEBEÖFFNUNG SOWIE ZUM HERANSAUGEN DER ÖFFNUNGSRÄNDER

Title (fr)

DISPOSITIF DE LOCALISATION ET D'ECARTEMENT POUR OUVERTURE DE TISSUS ET METHODE D'UTILISATION

Publication

EP 1083827 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 99928389 A

Priority

  • US 9912507 W
  • US 9228298 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO9962405A1] An apparatus for facilitating the locating, everting, and closing of an opening in a blood vessel. The apparatus can include a closure instrument having an elongated member defining a longitudinal axis and proximal and distal ends. The elongated member has a vacuum lumen extending at least a portion of the length thereof for conveying a vacuum and terminating in a vacuum port adjacent the distal end of the elongated member. The distal end of the elongated member is dimensioned to be positioned proximal a vessel opening in a blood vessel whereby vessel edge portions defining the vessel opening are at least partially drawn toward the vacuum port in response to a vacuum conveyed through the vacuum lumen. At least one surgical clip is mounted adjacent the distal end of the elongated member and is adapted to be formed to an at least partially formed condition thereof. The one clip is positioned with respect to the vacuum port so as to engage the vessel edge portions drawn toward the vacuum port when the clip is moved to the formed condition, thus at least partially closing the vessel opening. A method for locating, everting, and closing an opening in a blood vessel is also disclosed.

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

A61B 17/00; A61B 17/068

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

A61B 17/00 (2006.01); A61B 17/02 (2006.01); A61B 17/068 (2006.01); A61B 17/128 (2006.01); A61B 17/30 (2006.01); A61B 17/34 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

A61B 17/0206 (2013.01); A61B 17/0057 (2013.01); A61B 17/0682 (2013.01); A61B 17/02 (2013.01); A61B 17/128 (2013.01); A61B 17/3439 (2013.01); A61B 2017/306 (2013.01); B29K 2067/003 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 9962405A1

Designated contracting state (EPC)

AT BE CH CY DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE

EPO simple patent family

WO 9962405 A1 19991209; WO 9962405 A9 20000427; AU 4546599 A 19991220; CA 2334226 A1 19991209; CA 2334226 C 20050405; CN 100525717 C 20090812; CN 1314795 A 20010926; EP 1083827 A1 20010321; US 6524326 B1 20030225

INPADOC legal status


2007-01-17 [18D] DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Effective date: 20060720

2001-03-21 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 20010102

2001-03-21 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A1

- Designated State(s): AT BE CH CY DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE